July 10, 2010 marks EFF's 20th anniversary! To thank you for your support over these two decades, please enjoy this new animation created especially for us by celebrated cartoonist and free culture activist Nina Paley. This short cartoon highlights some of the reasons why EFF is here.
Onerous user agreements. Users regularly click through monstrous blocks of legalese in order to use the most popular web sites and applications. Unfortunately, these agreements are frequently one-sided and rife with attempts to take away your rights. EFF informs users of various pitfalls, lobbies companies to make necessary improvements, and argues that certain rights should always remain intact. For more on EFF's user agreement work and Terms of Service tracker, check out http://www.eff.org/issues/terms-of-abuse
Tracking and surveillance online. Governments, advertisers, and websites are developing increasingly sophisticated methods of tracking what you read, watch, upload, and share on the web. EFF argues for your right to privacy, advocates for governments and companies to put meaningful limits on the collection and use of your personal data, and helps promote tools you can use to protect yourself. For more on EFF's work protecting user privacy, check out http://www.eff.org/issues/privacy
"Three Strikes" and copyright cops. Entertainment industry bigwigs worldwide want ISPs to monitor subscribers, filter content, kick users off the Internet for file-sharing. EFF is fighting worldwide for the protection of fair use, free expression, and fairness for all Internet users. For more on EFF's international work, check out http://www.eff.org/issues/international
EFF fights for YOUR digital civil liberties. Please support EFF today!